Here I would like to highlight a few people that deserve a donation for their hard work. I use their software and I want to make an effort to thank them (financially) for it. I remember the time before open source when you either bought or pirated software, today I can use world class software without having to pay for it (legally) and I feel that hard work should be rewarded.
I am not being paid to list stuff here, and I am not doing it to make you feel guilty either. Most of these people are so nice they won't ask you directly for money - but they need it to continue the work that they are doing. Consider donating, even if it's just $5 or $10.
On to the list:
Because it is the Linux that I have used for the longest period of time. I have made a donation and plan to do so again.
ProgramsBecause apps are stuff you run on phones and programs you run on a PC - just kidding.
Because I use their software a lot, even it is is when I use Windows.
Because it saved me a whole days worth of work once, when I didn't have to reinstall & activate Windows, install all my programs; install Peppermint & set everything up. I plan to donate to them soon.
I bought a copy of Microsoft Office back in 2003, and thanks to the effort of OpenOffice and LibreOffice, I have never had to buy another. I plan to donate to them soon.
My media player of choice for mp3's to movie files. I am not a fan of software that catalogs your collection.
I need to update this list, please post your suggestions in the comments.